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The cause of a fire in a computer is described as an incorrectly wired circuit. Which statement best explains the likely cause of the fire? The wiring contained a short circuit, so the reduced resistance caused an increase in current. The wiring contained an open circuit, so the reduced resistance caused an increase in current. The wiring contained a closed circuit, so the current was redirected around the components that would have provided the proper resistance. The wiring contained an open circuit, so the current was redirected around the components that would have provided the proper resistance.

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Nmj900

The correct answer is 'The wire contained a short circuit, so the reduced resistance caused an increase in current. A short circuit occurs when the flow of electricity does not follow the intended path and flows through some components with low resistance. Current cannot flow through an open circuit. 

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